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|Story||Everything should be open source, says WordPress founder||srlinuxx||11/11/2011 - 7:22am|
|Story||XFCE: Your Lightweight, Speedy, Fully-Fledged Linux Desktop||srlinuxx||11/11/2011 - 7:19am|
|Blog entry||KIARA 2.4 My Homemade KDE3 Distro||blackbelt_jones||4||11/11/2011 - 4:27am|
|Story||My Fedora 16 fiasco||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 9:14pm|
|Story||Is Google losing it?||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 9:12pm|
|Story||A Quick Tour Of Oracle Solaris 11||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 9:10pm|
|Story||What's coming in Firefox 9, 10 or 11? Little to get excited about||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 9:08pm|
|Story||The New Laptop Experiment: The first 15 days||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 8:18pm|
|Story||GNOME Design Update||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 8:13pm|
|Story||Fedora Scholarship Recognizes Students for Their Contributions to OSS||srlinuxx||10/11/2011 - 6:05pm|
The Aptitude package management system built into Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian-derived distributions is top quality and makes it really easy to get software from out there on to your machine from one convienient interface.
A few months late, Debian 4.0, aka Etch, has been released, but how many people actually will be running it?
- Its large user base. Because Ubuntu is so popular, it becomes even more popular. This viral marketing was the same thing that made YouTube successful.
- Hardware support. One of the most common complaints among new Linux users is that their new hardware is not supported by any Linux distribution. Well, with Ubuntu, hardware support is added within days of the hardware coming out.
The Desktop section of the Control Center focuses on the functionality and layout of the desktop(s), the taskbar, and the windows themselves, how they function, behave and what features are turned on or off. This section mostly covers functionality and focuses very little on the actual "eyecandy" experience of the system.
In the beginning…open source was pure and unadulterated. Over time, the idea of community-build software that is free and unfettered by sticky licensing terms and fees caught on with IT buyers, and the disruption of the old order began.
On UNIX systems, each system and end-user task is contained within a process. Learn how to control processes and use a number of commands to peer into your system.
Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Installation is simple and not much packed with features. I realized it when the screen some thing that I could not understand Then I rebooted again with installation CD and found that there is a language selection option to choose English and a few other languages also.
Back in my university days, when Netscape was the latest web browser on the scene and the Pentium MMX was the power user’s processor of choice, UNIX was part of my everyday life. Since graduating, my chosen desktop operating system has been Windows of some variety.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
The key developers behind forthcoming changes to the Firefox browser reveal their plans for how the popular program will change.
The difference between online and offline, the web and the desktop will blur in the near future, Mozilla's Mike Schroepfer has said.
Debian deserves some extra attention. The latest release is being distributed and I have no doubt that it will be installed on quite a few machines over the coming days and weeks. Personally I want to try it on the iMac Indigo and on a virtual machine under VMware. The netinstal images were a breeze to download and that was enough for now.
Comme supposé hier soir, l'heure des Early Seeders est arrivée !
Trop tard pour moi, le coffre de la voiture est déjà plein. Les enfants sont installés. Il ne manque plus que le conducteur
The Linux Foundation has announced an update of the Linux Standard Base (LSB) and the release of a new testing toolkit. The update to LSB 3.1 introduces new automated testing toolkits for distributions and application vendors, linking development more closely to certification.
If you want to monitor and manage your Internet bandwidth, perhaps to make sure your ISP is not overbilling you, try vnStat, an open source, Linux-based application that gives you a clear picture of your bandwidth usage. This command-line application is simple to install and easy to use.
Tens of millions of Internet users have switched to the Firefox Web browser, often for its protection from scammers and spyware writers who generally tailor their coded mischief for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.
But security isn't the only virtue to Firefox.
In an era when applications are moving into the web browser, the maker of the world's most popular open-source e-mail client wants you to stay on the desktop. Later this month, Mozilla will release Thunderbird 2, the latest version of its cross-platform e-mail application. The current version, 1.5, has almost 50 million users worldwide and has been translated into 35 languages.
This week in the KDE Commit-Digest we find some really nice goodies. Of course there are plenty of the less glamorous but quite necessary commits as well. All together, things are proceding along at an exciting pace.
My system76 desktop machine came with a CD-RW/DVD-RW drive that I’ve finally got around to trying out. I wasn’t too concerned about how it would work with GNU/Linux, since I suspected CD and DVD burning should be relatively well-supported by now. Of course, you never know until you try.
My brother and I presented our father with a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ machine that we got him for his birthday. He was excited and surprised, which came as no surprise.
Gaim (now renamed to Pidgin, but the version I’m using isn’t that new) comes with a “guifications” plugin to do “notifications”, those little popup “toast” messages to tell you that someone’s messaged you, someone’s logged on or off, all that sort of thing.